For the discerning gent looking for a bit of speed on his wrist, look no further than the L-Evolution Chronograph Flyback from Blancpain. This timepiece, blended with the GT racing influence of the watchmaker, is the latest addition to the L-Evolution collection, the most dynamic and avant-garde of designs.
Naturally, for a racing-inspired design, carbon fibre was the only material considered for a timepiece that needs to scream of speed and power. The lightness combining with the strength of the high-tech material secured its place in the development of this watch for the 43mm case, bezel and dial – with 18 carat white gold used for the caseback and lugs.
The black dial is teeming with detail – the two-tone chequered pattern keeps the speed theme strong, combined with the chronograph dials and red coloured accentuating of the 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock positions – and the red stitching continues into the black Alcantara strap for added effect.
This Blancpain model beats with an innovative Calibre 69F9 movement featuring 409 parts and 44 jewels. This craftsmanship ensures a 40-hour power reserve – impressive from DiscerningGent.com’s perspective – so it’s always ready to go no matter the delay or layover. Those of the sports-conscious nature will enjoy the split-second chronograph function allowing actual readings of intermediate times when activated whilst the sweep seconds hand continues running the clock – ideal for anyone looking to beat a personal best in sports training.
RRP £38,670 – Blancpain